Top House Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot by a gunman on Wednesday morning during a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported.
Other people in attendance were also believed to be hit, a lawmaker on scene told the Associated Press.
Scalise was reported to be in stable condition at the George Washington University Hospital, an aide told the Associated Press.
Statement from office of Rep. Steve Scalise: Scalise was shot in the hip and is currently undergoing surgery. He is in "stable condition." pic.twitter.com/sSQffkwIAO— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2017
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who graduated from Brigham Young University, was at-bat during the shooting, Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted on Monday morning.
#BREAKING TX Rep Roger Williams head of baseball caucus was hit and taken off in stretcher. Sen Jeff Flake was at bat— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
"We were doing batting practice," Flake told the Associated Press. "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot. The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field." He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort … a lot of ammo."
As The Week reported, Flake was "one of the many heroes to emerge" from the shooting. When Scalise was hit with the bullet, he reportedly tried to drag himself away.
Flake rushed to Scalise and, with the help of Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, "applied pressure on the wound," Flake recalled Monday morning, according to ABC.
Flake then grabbed Scalise's phone and called the House majority whip's wife so she wouldn't see the news broadcast the information first, according to The Week.
Flake also told reporters that the lawmakers made sure to hide a 10-year-old boy in the dugout under a bench during the shooting.
Multiple members of Utah’s congressional delegation offered their thoughts and prayers following the shooting.
Our prayers are with @SteveScalise and other victims. Incredibly glad Capitol Police were on hand to intervene. Monitoring the situation.— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 14, 2017
Praying for my colleagues this morning. God bless— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) June 14, 2017
My prayers are w Steve and others who were shot. Their family's as well. Angry and heartbroken.— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) June 14, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the shooting in Virginia today. God bless the @CapitolPolice— Bishop for Congress (@RobBishopUT) June 14, 2017
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.